Sun, 04 May 2014 23:48:37 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington dropped slumping SS Elvis Andrus to the ninth spot on Sunday, May 4, after Andrus went 0 for 5 with three strikeouts the previous day and left six runners on base. "He's not able to slow things down," Washington said. "He's not swinging the bat well, so he's chasing pitches that he ordinarily wouldn't chase. Right now, he's out of sync." Andrus singled, walked and had an RBI sacrifice fly on Sunday.
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:34:28 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) returned to Texas on Monday, April 28, and he went through fielding drills at first base with manager Ron Washington. Holland, who faced batters last week in Arizona, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today and report back to Arizona later in the week.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:03:00 -0700
Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (ankle) hopes to avoid a trip to the 15-day disabled list. He was out this weekend due to an ankle injury but not shelved by the team. Major league rules give a team 10 days to backdate a move to the DL, and manager Ron Washington said that the Rangers are planning to max that out as they wait to see if Choo's sprained left ankle will heal enough for him to be an option.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:26:10 -0800
The Texas Rangers extended manager Ron Washington's contract through the 2015 season Monday, Feb. 24. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:26:14 -0800
Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder will bat ahead of 3B Adrian Beltre in the lineup for 2014, with Fielder going third and Beltre fourth. Columnist Gerry Fraley speculates OF Shin-Soo Choo will bat leadoff. The second slot in the lineup was not disclosed by manager Ron Washington.
Fantasy Tip: A combination of a shorter right-field porch at The Ballpark in Arlington and hitting ahead of Adrian Beltre could help Fielder regain what seemed to be a lost stroke in 2013. You have to wonder if his personal issues (divorce) may have spilled over onto the diamond, and if he is past those issues Fielder could be gangbusters in 2014.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:07:03 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said manager Ron Washington deserves to be extended past the 2014 season. Washington has led to the team to four-straight 90-plus win campaigns and two World Series appearances. Daniels said he has yet to begin contract talks with Washington's representatives, however.
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:00:03 -0700
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Monday, Sept. 30, after the American League wild card tiebreaker game loss that there is "not a question" that manager Ron Washington will be back for the 2014 season.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:03:25 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington tied Bobby Valentine's franchise record for most victories by a manager Friday, Aug. 2, against the Oakland Athletics. He is 581-501 in seven seasons.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:36:18 -0700
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said RP Joakim Soria is available out of the bullpen Monday, July 8. Washington said Soria would be available in back-to-back situations if he can keep his pitch count down. "I feel good," Soria said. "As long as I feel good, I don't see why not."
Sun, 19 May 2013 22:54:38 -0700
Updating previous items, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington acknowledged when he met with SP Alexi Ogando (biceps) about the pitcher's biceps tendonitis, Ogando revealed that it had been bothering him before his start against the Oakland Athletics. Ogando is now on the 15-day disabled list. "He finally told me that when we were talking and I said 'You can't do that'," Washington said. "He's got a different workload this year. When you are a reliever and you only have to pitch an inning or so, you can pitch through some soreness, but when you are a starter, it's a different situation. You can make it worse."